Joe is an experienced aviator. He began his flight career at 18 when he purchased a Cessna 150. At that point in his life, he knew he was in love with flying. At age 19 he paid for training in the Robinson R22 out of curiosity and at that is when he knew he preferred to fly helicopters. Joe began college at Texas Aero Tech to get an Airframe and Powerplant certification then, at age 20, joined the army. He completed flight school in Fort Rucker Alabama with the Army and continued to AH-64A Apache flight training. He became an Apache instructor in 1989. In 2005 Joe took a break from aviation after retiring but could not stay away. In 2012 Joe began to fly with Universal Helicopters in Scottsdale. To this day he still loves teaching and has a goal to gain a position as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).

Joe has 20 years as a pilot, 17 as an instructor with more than 5000 hours of helicopter flight and 550 in airplane.

In his free time Joe loves wood working, hiking and Christian Apologetics.